WV PSC Chairman Steps Down From Spill Probe
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The state Public Service Commission's chairman has removed himself from an investigation into a water company's response to a January chemical spill.
The Charleston Gazette (http://bit.ly/1tLChSm) reports PSC Chairman Mike Albert cited his previous work as an attorney representing West Virginia American Water in stepping down from the spill investigation.
Albert says he wants to avoid a disruption and distraction in the investigation.
The Jan. 9 spill at Freedom Industries contaminated 300,000 people's tap water for days.